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Forster Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.2
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.7
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.9

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Forster Beach Surf Guide

Forster Beach in Port Macquarie is a reasonably exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf The best wind direction is from the west with some shelter here from south winds. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. The beach breaks peel to the right. A popular wave that can get growded. Hazards include rocks and sharks.

Forster Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
21.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Forster Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Forster Beach occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Forster Beach (for consistent clean waves)?

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Forster Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 38% of the time in June while 30% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 32% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Forster Beach Location Map

Interactive Forster Beach surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The nearest passenger airport to Forster Beach is Newcastle Airport (NTL) in Australia, which is 94 km (58 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Forster Beach is Tamworth Airport (TMW), also in Australia, 203 km (126 miles) away.

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Forster Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 19 May 2021, 01:17 Local Time
Wednesday 19
Wave (m) 1.6
Period (s) 10 18 16 16
Wind (km/h) 10
WNW 10
WNW 10
NW 5
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Forster Beach

Surf stats for Forster Beach, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Forster Beach

Wind stats for Forster Beach, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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